This weekend I worked on making the embroidery piece I brought back from our holidays a little bit smoother and less wonky/wavy in order to make it more workable in a project and I'm happy to say that I've been mostly successful.
I slightly stretched it out and pinned it to the carpet, then gave it a thorough spritz with water and left it to dry for the past few days. Most of the waviness is gone, and while it'll never be perfectly square (the embroidery itself is not square or on grain to begin with) it's far better than it was and I'm excited to give it a little colourful fabric treatment before hanging it on the wall.
I'm going to keep it simple and do just two borders but I'm having a hard time deciding. I like the aqua check as the first border, but then I have three options for the second border. What do you think? (click photo for a larger view)